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Dandy Drive Finished Quilt & Giveaway

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My Dandy Drive finished quilt is just about ready for it's final destination and I'm excited to show you how it turned out.  When I started out on this adventure the plan was to make a full quilt but in the end, I completed a bed covering. Basically, things happened, time slipped away and I have a house full of germs!! Luckily, my trusty assistant Tucker was there to help keep my quilts in … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Final Layout | Sew Along

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Happy Friday, it's time for the Dandy Drive final layout reveal! Life has been pretty busy around here and I have been slow to complete my blocks so, I modified the final project to be a bed cover instead of a quilt. This change actually worked perfectly for me and I hope that this encourages others to make a pattern their own. Each of the block units are simple to make and this pattern is … [Read more...]

Butterfly Block | Dandy Drive Sew Along

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Happy Friday! Wow, that was a ton of HST's in last weeks block! The good news is that our last unit is the butterfly block and it's simple. This block is an easy sew and a great way to use up a few scraps. You will need to complete 6 blocks to complete the Dandy Drive Quilt. Each block will measure 15 1/2" square unfinished and 15" finished. I'm only going to give you a sneak peak of … [Read more...]

Flower Stem Block Dandy Drive Sew Along

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Today is about the halfway point in the Dandy Drive Sew Along and things are really starting to come together. Now that I have my flower stem block finished I can really see the big picture and am excited to get to the finish line. HST's are the base of the flower stem block. This easy design is very common in quilting and can be stitched several different ways. Since my Baby Lock Destiny … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Flower Block | Sew Along

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You know I love to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to a ride on the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Last week I shared my 9 patch blocks which I used as the center of my flowers. Here is a quick look back but you can see more here. Today is all about turning those blocks into flowers! These blocks are a great way to practice your points. I kept my … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Sew Along | 9 Patch

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It's always fun to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to join the fun of the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Each week, I'll be sharing a few pictures of my blocks for the Dandy Drive quilt. I'll be keeping my version scrappy in hopes to clear out my stash becuase let's face it, I want an excuse to buy more fabric!! It will be fun to stitch together and watch this … [Read more...]

Machine Quilt Binding vs. Hand Stitching

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Machine quilt binding vs. hand, which method do you prefer? This is a question I asked my Scrappy Girls Club and the response was amazing! Clearly this question struck a cord because each person had a preference but that has me wondering is one better than the other? I invite you to pull up a chair, grab a cup of tea and join me in our candid discussion about the pros and cons of binding a … [Read more...]

Favorite Photography and Camera Tools

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. The holiday season is so exciting, full of meaning and tons of special life moments. So, this time last year we decided to treat our family to a new camera. It was a total splurge but one I knew we could manage since it would be used for so many things including; the blog, family photos, sport activities and of course … [Read more...]